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Month: August 2017

two more slightly on-topic questions

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:39:11 -0400
greetings, everyone . . .

for ages now i've seen the little icon on my toolbar that informs me there 
are updates to ge gotten and have promptly gotten them. but now, since the 
upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, i'm also getting annoying, 
microsoft-like popups having to do with "system problem" and such. they 
inquire as to whether i want to report it and i say okay, sure, and click 
on the box, whereupon a web browser opens and tells me there's no site at 
the link specified. 

i'd like to be rid of the whole thing. i'm perfectly happy with the adept 
updater (even though i open a terminal for the update/upgrade).

now today i see that among the updates is something called ubuntu advantage 
tools. i do not know what this is, but it also strikes me as something i 
do not want.

so, then, my questions are: how do i get rid of the new pop-up upgrade 
nonsense? and is it safe to remove "ubuntu advantage tools"? (it seems 
like one of those things that should i do a purge would remove other 
things that i don't want rid of.)

thanks for any advice you may have.

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